Okay, so here are some things about making your cleaners at home that I love. They are certainly better for your health and the environment, my favorite part is the cost. Once you start the process and accumulate your basics you will be able to make just about any cleaner you could need in a home. I have made many and I will share only those that I have had success with. The following are the basics I started with.
I suggest buying in bulk to save the most $$ or at least compare the unit pricing.
Dawn Dish Detergent
Fels Naptha Bar
You will want to pick up an inexpensive box grater (dollar store style will do), a 2 gallon bucket with a lid, and 3 spray bottles. I found that in the laundry section (the section that sells laundry baskets, ironing boards)at stores such as WalMart or Target you can find empty bottles for around a dollar. These are a great size for storing in a carryall tote to keep it all neat and tidy.
...I will start with homemade laundry detergent, glass cleaner, stain remover, and all purpose cleaner.Get shopping and read on!